Like most website operators, brainVentures Network collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. brainVentures Network‘ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how sm00sh visitors use its website. From time to time, brainVentures Network may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to brainVentures Network websites choose to interact with sm00sh in ways that require brainVentures Network to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that sm00sh gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at sm00sh to provide use their OpenID address or FacebookConnect and only recollect the amount of personal information that you may made available throughout those services. Those who engage in special transactions with sm00sh are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, brainVentures Network collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with sm00sh. brainVentures Network does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
sm00sh may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, sm00sh may monitor the most popular links on the site. sm00sh may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, sm00sh does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information